Friday, 23 September 2011

Autumn 2011

the improv session
experimental improvised arts

these dates are booked in The Cellar Theatre at The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield:

Thursday 29 September 2011
Tuesday 25 
October 2011
Tuesday 15 November


starting 8pm, free, all welcome

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Two great Events coming up in November

ii Gig #6 Tuesday 2nd November - 8pm - Aht-n, Abigail Sanders, and Pocket Electronic Keyboards - Sleepers Bar, Huddersfield, HD1 5DL, UK also including the launch of the ii Christmas project.

The return of the free improv sessions, new venue, new day, same sort of thing. 9 November 2010 - 8pm - The Cellar Theatre , The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP

Also don't forget if you want anything included in the ii Print out either email it or add it to by Monday the 1st of November. A limited number will be printed for distribution at ii Gig #6.

As always, events are free of charge so hope to see you there.


Monday, 30 August 2010

CreativePact in September 2010

Here in England it's August Bank Holiday Monday, which means that it will very soon be September, the end of summer, the start of a fresh academic year… whatever annual cycles you observe this is surely a busy time. 

But what of all those creative projects we keep meaning to make time for?

Sometimes all we need is a little incentive to get on with things that, although we'd like to be doing them, might not otherwise seem important enough to keep going.

Last September Toplap hosted a hackpact:

A hackpact is where two or more people have a pact to create and document (i.e., upload for others to see) something new every day for a month. … No universal rules but you might want to enforce your own.

This year inclusive improv are hosting CreativePact with the same basic idea: for people to do and to share a-thing-a-day for a month:

Friday, 13 August 2010

August 2010 ~ The megalomaniac ii issue


We’re writing to let you know about the various inclusive improv projects currently being planned and a whole load of opportunities to get involved. (we opted for one longer email rather than three or four shorter ones for all the stuff below...)

First of all thanks to everyone who was involved in WofS 2010 - if you have any photos, recordings, video, code, or even just thoughts you would like to share then please feel free to add them to the wiki site. If you’re not sure how, just email the content to us and we will try and sort it for you.

Now for some news about things being planned,

The Week of Speakers project is due to continue with a miniWofS event in October and then WofS 2011 sometime in 2011. Both of these events are looking for artistic curators; perhaps you would be interested?

The artistic curator is responsible for making the final decisions regarding the programming of the events and the feel of the events.

For more details visit

Also, curatorships and performance opportunities are available from January to May 2011 in the continuation of the iiGig series. This is a great opportunity to program a gig you would like to hear, pay the performers and not need worry about venue or equipment. Follow the above link for more information.

Finally two exciting new projects for the coming year;

In the very early stages of planning is a series of round-table discussions considering issues of significance to participants of inclusive improv events. If you would like to propose a topic for discussion, participate or suggest participants just add it to the wiki page:

Lastly, during September this year ii will host CreativePact 2010, taking over from Toplap’s Hackpact of last year. CreativePact is the hub of a group of artists, musicians and technologists who enter a pact to create and document some new creative output daily over the course of a month. What each person chooses to create is up to them, with web-based documentation of the pact being fundamental to make sure it is stuck to. Anyone may join CreativePact, more details on how to join can be found at

So much excitement in the world of the inclusive improv.

Hope to see you


Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Good improv Bad improv

Just a quick thought what makes Good Improv?

What makes Bad Improv?

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

New Facebook Functionality on Site

Add some new Facebook functionality to the website.

Two additional behaviors are available

<fbl> adds a Facebook like button to a page,


<fbc> adds a Facebook comments to a page, this also includes a like button.

You can see the functionality and code in the wiki playground.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

The first improv blog

So this is the first blog on the new inclusive improv blog.

If you don't know about the inclusive improv it is an experimental improvisation group based in Huddersfield UK, though active through the UK.

You can find out more about the inclusive improv online at